Today we’re taking a look at some of the new theatrical languages that have been opened to us via technology.
Today we’re sharing a resource that was originally compiled by directors as part of the U.S. Theatre Director Resources Facebook group. The group recently polled its members as to the best and most effective texts for the study of directing.
One of my favorite themes of both the article and the workshop was the idea of creation being birthed from destruction. In the Hindu mythology of the trimutri, God is represented by three entities: Brahma the creator, Vishnu the sustainer, and Shiva the destroyer. The role of Shiva, that force of deconstruction or transformation, is critical to creative work. Nothing can be created without first destroying something else.
It started with an innocent question from my husband: “What’s the difference between Latino and Hispanic?”
This guest post is part of our countdown to Lab 2016 un/spoken: The Language of the Stage. Every day for the 30 days leading up to the Lab, we’re featuring an article or resource examining different aspects of language and communication in theatre.
On day two of our Lab countdown we shared a TED talk called Your Elusive Creative Genius, and examined the idea that you can’t start investigating the Language of the Stage – i.e., how to translate your voice into other creative “languages” – until you first find your own voice.
I started reading Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg thinking of it as a personal development book, one that would help me understand and explore the way motivation works in my own life and actions. And it is that, most certainly. But as I was reading the second chapter which is all about teamwork and effective collaboration, I was struck again and again by how what I was learning could inform my work as a director.
In today’s countdown to the Lab post we’re turning away once more from strictly theatre-related dialogue, and looking at conversation itself.
What is polyphonic drama? If you’re familiar with music, you could probably extrapolate what how Chicago director Amber Robinson uses the term.
Look… we know you’re out playing Pokémon Go this weekend, so we might as well talk about it.